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Old 06-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #31
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Thank you! I was playing around with filters, so it's really washed out, but I like that effect. Annnd now I want brownies.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:40 PM   #32
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Shelby, I just finished cooking my baby Yellow Squash that my farmer friend grew. They were the best I ever had. Your are so lucky to grow your own...
Tomorrow night is eggplant that he grew and I am going to have to splurge on my carbs with the homegrown tomatoes next because I have 5 in waiting.
With a roasted chicken..
sounds good !

Yes, DH has a big garden with squash, zucchini, tomatoes, jalapenos, okra, etc.......
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:04 AM   #33
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I can't stand raw broccoli, but boiling it is terrible. I prefer to steam it and salt it. Most veggies I'll only eat cooked.
I guess we all have our preference. Any way of heating it will make it terrible in my books.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:25 AM   #34
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Why do so many people hate kale? I was watching Jim Gaffigan make fun of it and all it did was make me crave some kale in a big salad.
I love it, too, and have always wondered the same. In my opinion, it doesn't even taste distinctive enough to hate.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:26 AM   #35
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I'm sorry; I didn't know about your chemical sensitivities. That is certainly limiting!

My own sensitivities are mainly to food additives--which is why I avoid food that I don't prepare as much as possible.

So my 'recommendation' for you was coming mainly from my own experience

Good luck with the lunch group.
Leo41, Thank you. Of course you didn't know--I don't talk about it often. I don't know that I have a problem with food additives, mine seems to be foods themselves: wheats/grains/glutens, eggs and dairy--though I am checking eggs and dairy on occasion--many veggies and fruits, sugars... And of course your thoughts were coming from your experience, and I do appreciate hearing them.
I haven't decided about the muchu pork (76 carbs) and broccoli today because I have errands and may not be back in time.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:26 AM   #36
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Mr. Geiri, I do prefer spinach raw, in a salad. And jicama, though I hear it can be prepared like french fries. I think I just need the caramelized sweetness usually. Addicted to sugar? Yes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:15 PM   #37
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Jicama fries are good but I end up dipping them in sweet chili sauce and then it ends up not being low carb LOL
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:17 PM   #38
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Jicama fries are good but I end up dipping them in sweet chili sauce and then it ends up not being low carb LOL
You can make your own sweet chili sauce that is low carb....
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:23 PM   #39
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You can make your own sweet chili sauce that is low carb....
I will try to look it up. Thanks!
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IMO, boiling is the worst way to prepare a vegetable. Adds no flavor! I love roasting or sauteeing broccoli or using it with cheese in a casserole.
boiling to mush is what I love
to each his own taste. add the flavor later is what I do.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:33 PM   #41
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At the beach this week. Still eating relatively low carb, but I've been hungry all day every day. Will be curious to weigh when I get home.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:40 PM   #42
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There are days that I'm hungry all day long too. Sometimes I think it's cyclical, sometimes I think an episode is due to habit, or, rather changing a habit, lots of times I don't know what causes it. Sometimes a dill pickle spear helps, sometimes I drink a bit of unpasteurized cider vinegar for help, sometimes I take an antacid. They all help. As does more fat.
Good luck. Let us know what works for you.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:35 AM   #43
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Yesterday, was anontypical day for me.....It was 6:30 pm and I hadn't eaten all day, so I started a roast in the oven, it was in all of 20 minutes and the power goes out with a loud bboom.... sheet what about my roast? DH and I got in the car searching for utility trucks to find out if my roast was doomed....just up the hill and there they were. Dh asked when the power would come back on, they said it should be back on a minute ago. Then they asked when the roast would be done LOL. We got back home and yes the power was back, cooked for another half hour and it was delicious.

Here is the strange part I think I could have gone without... I had exercised in the morning and done a bunch of cleaning and yard work. I wonder if should have fasted the whole day?
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:25 AM   #44
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boiling to mush is what I love
to each his own taste. add the flavor later is what I do.
Not boil, but braise veggies with about 1/2-1" water on high until just boiling, then turn down to low until cooked.
The little bit of water is gone. Preserves all juice which is full of nutrients but not watery. Never throw away the juice which has all of the nutrients.
When you cook veggies this way, add some onion, garlic, garlic salt, pepper and butter in the beginning.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:16 AM   #45
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My mom sent me home with some leftovers. A part of it was sweet potato strips.

I had few of them before bed and I woke up really hungry and immediately went to the fridge to finish them.

It wasn't like a huge quantity, not something that kicks me out of ketosis, but it's amazing how much they effected my hunger.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM   #46
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They are very high in natural sugars like carrots but better, I think. I love them too....
Maybe some day again for me, when I reach goal too.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:04 PM   #47
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Yeah they are suppose to be better than regular potatoes but you really have to be careful with portion sizes, if you can handle them in any amount that is.

Edit: Hmmm sweet potatoes have more carbs and sugar from the nutrition info I found online. Why are they better then? Maybe I'm wrong.

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:15 PM   #48
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boiling to mush is what I love
to each his own taste. add the flavor later is what I do.
haha. I like them boiled if I'm going to mash them up with lots of butter and salt. Yum.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:27 PM   #49
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Yeah they are suppose to be better than regular potatoes but you really have to be careful with portion sizes, if you can handle them in any amount that is.

Edit: Hmmm sweet potatoes have more carbs and sugar from the nutrition info I found online. Why are they better then? Maybe I'm wrong.
Better than what? If you are comparing them to white potatoes, they have a higher fiber content and therefore less of a b.g. response. Better than carrots... no. Not that I can tell.
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Better than what? If you are comparing them to white potatoes, they have a higher fiber content and therefore less of a b.g. response. Better than carrots... no. Not that I can tell.
I agree. I eat carrots (though not loads of them), but I wouldn't go near a sweet potato during weight loss mode.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:51 PM   #51
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Just better for him to eat but not better for us on a low carb diet....He reached his goal and is in maintenance now. They are so good when roasted in the oven with olive oil and salt. They are also so good mashed with lots of butter and salt like you said Mimi, but not until goal for many of us... We actually have yams in the south (originally from Africa) which are a little smaller and more tubular looking and they have a higher sugar content than the bigger sweet potatoes cousin.
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I just restarted induction.

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Randommannnnnnn>>>>>>>>>>roasted cauliflower....its my thing......just saying.
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Survived a week at the condo at the beach, and the temptation of Britt's donuts! The kids had some, and my wife and I watched! We did eat some low carb ice cream sticks my wife picked up at the grocery store. That was the only real "cheat" we had. I think they had about 6gs of carbs. Got home, weighed and actually lost a pound. Did a lot of swimming every day too though.

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Oh man I missing ice cream, I am afraid if a tried a LC version it would cause cravings......maybe someday.....
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Oh man I missing ice cream, I am afraid if a tried a LC version it would cause cravings......maybe someday.....
Ice cream use to be my kryptonite. It no longer holds any power over me. I don't miss it. I use to think about making the l/c version but like you, decided it was better not to go down that path.
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So many things would be my undoing....lol

Actually I think it was far easier to give up smoking.....it's not like you have to have it for survival. Food on the other hand you cannot give up completely, I think that makes it harder.............
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I love carrots and celery with a dip. Worth the veggie carbs for me, truly, and makes potlucks so much more low carb friendly.
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So many things would be my undoing....lol

Actually I think it was far easier to give up smoking.....it's not like you have to have it for survival. Food on the other hand you cannot give up completely, I think that makes it harder.............
You don't need it for survival but nicotine is still as addictive as heroin so for most people it's probably harder to give up than certain foods like sugar for example.
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Well I kicked that nasty smelly habit........Now I just need to learn to only eat when my body is hungry not my mouth and mind......harder for me
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